Sunday, June 22, 2014

Beach Mini Album

I finally finished my first mini album a few weeks ago. My BFF had gotten it the other day and loved it -- so special to send a one of a kind gift and have it mean alot. 

So I'll get right into it...

It's a 5X7 mini album. I found some linen at a craft shop in Oklahoma City that I used for the front and back cover. Title and palm tree: Paper Wizard. There was actually more to the Paper Wizard title but it wouldn't fit so used only those two items. Shells are Impression Obsession with embossing powder. 

I used Sparkle N Sprinkle Mojito, Hit The Beach, and Super Thick Gold embossing powders. 

All the paper is Echo Park, A Perfect Summer, unless noted. The inside front cover is Glitz Design, Afternoon Muse Stripe paper. Paper clip - Making Memories, Poolside. Sand Dollar - Paper Bliss Accents with glitter added. Wave sticker - EP, A Perfect Summer.

Stickers - EP, A Perfect Summer. Bucket - Michael's or Hobby Lobby.

Drink - Hero Arts stamp - CL438, colored, added stickles glitter and fussy cut. 

Die Versions Sweet Petites Sand Castle embossed with Sparkle N Sprinkle Hit the Beach. Stickles - Lagoon on flag. Added Mudd Puddles - Cabana Beach, along the bottom. Bucket - TPC Studio Summertime Beach, colored and fussy cut. Added glossy accents to bucket as well. friend was trying to take out picture with the ipad but couldn't I ended up acting like I was being smushed. 

Die Versions Cute Cubes "Life is Better at the Beach", washi tape along the inner side, stickers.

Stickers - Echo Park, A Perfect Summer. TPC Studio - word stamps. Shell brads. 

Finnabair 12X12 stencil (dots). Memento inks: Tangelo, Dandelion. Glossy Accents on some dots and Stella - Wink of Stella. Scrappy Moms stamps - Sun Kissed.

Impression Obsession stamps - Beach Fun (sandals, and sentiment)

Impression Obsession die (shells) - DIE077-W 
with Stampendous Shabby Blue embosing enamel

Washi tape - inner side of page. Stickles - Lagoon and Xmas Red.

Aquarium tickets with fishy stickers from Hobby Lobby or Michael's.

Paper Studio Bubble Letters

Fussy cut small fish from another picture. Words are fussy cut from brochure. Fish stickers.

Cut more info from the brochure and added to pics. Taped two pics back to back as added pages throughout album. 

As you can see, there are various sizes of pages, postcards for journaling, and other memorabilia I saved to create this mini album, including the stickers I bought from Ron Jon Surf Shop for the inside of the back cover. 

I also bought a couple sets of key chains for this album (and mine whenever I get to it.) The fiber is from Alpha Stamps. 

Not ALL the pages but the more "exciting" ones. :-) 



  1. Gita,

    What a fantastic album I would be so proud of it and what a wonderful gift, good for you now set forth and make one for yourself whilst you are on a roll.

    Hugs Eliza

  2. Oh my goodness, this is amazing!! I love all of the details you added to this, Gita!! What an amazing gift for your friend!! And such an awesome reminder of your trip!! Seriously fabulous!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Oh! I love your mini album! Love the fun pages and all the fun accents!!!!

  4. Great mini album. We went to Florida over spring break and I have yet to put mine together, everything is still sitting in a bag. I look forward to seeing your complete book.